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Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes to star in psychological thriller The Menu

Mark Mylod, known for his work on acclaimed shows like Game of Thrones and Succession, is set to direct The Menu, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes.

By: PTI | Los Angeles |
Updated: June 8, 2021 4:41:23 pm
The Menu filmAnya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Fiennes film The Menu will be directed by Mark Mylod. (Photo: Anya Taylor-Joy/Instagram, Dick Thomas Johnson from Tokyo, Japan, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Potter alum Ralph Fiennes are cooking up a new project titled The Menu, a dark comedy feature from Searchlight Pictures.

Mark Mylod, known for his work on acclaimed shows like Game of Thrones and Succession, is attached to direct the film.

According to Deadline, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Adam McKay will back the movie under his Hyperobject Industries banner along with Betsy Koch.

The Menu is described as a darkly comedic psychological thriller set in the world of eccentric culinary culture, following a young couple who visit an exclusive restaurant on a remote island where an acclaimed chef (Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu.

Golden Globe winner Taylor-Joy will play one half of the couple in the film, penned by Will Tracy and Seth Reiss.

Fiennes is waiting for the release of the next James Bond film No Time to Die and the BAFTA winner is also set to star in The King’s Man, the Kingsman prequel.

Taylor-Joy has films like The Northman, Last Night In Soho, and the untitled David O Russell project on her plate.

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